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Cyber Security Risk and Strategy

Learn the fundamentals of Cyber Security from industry professionals. Prevent attacks, mitigate risk, and get up to speed with best practice cyber governance.

  • Starting 3 Jun 2019
  • 100% online, 6 weeks
  • A$1,600 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites:



100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn Cyber Security Risk and Strategy?

You might have heard it before: cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. According to the ABS, there were 693,000 local cyber attacks in 2015, and 60% of those targeted small and medium business. The latest estimates put the price of online crime in Australia at $1 billion per year. You really don’t want to be part of that statistic. For managers, directors and business leaders, there’s never been a more crucial time to upskill in cyber security.

How does it work

This is one of the few courses that tackles cyber crime from a managerial perspective. There’s no technical or IT knowledge required. The course runs entirely online and over six weeks so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule. It’s built around a combination of interactive webinars, online tutes and mentoring from industry, plus access to labs where you’ll get to experience a hacking situation in real time.

Skills learned

Fundamentals of cyber security risk, risk mitigation strategies, stakeholder communication, measuring cyber crime impact, regulatory frameworks, security engineering, identity management, cloud security and basic security training. 

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Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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RMIT credential

The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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Expert content

We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate and credential which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.


These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

Introduction to Cyber Security Strategy

Why is cyber security important

Cyber security strategy

Identifying your business assets


Identify who and what to protect

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Module 2

Managing risk

Risk management

Risk analysis and assessment

Cyber security maturity


Risk assessment and state of cyber security maturity

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Module 3

Preventing cyber attacks

Dealing with risk

Shared risk in the cloud

Stages of a cyber attack


Strategy for dealing with risk

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Module 4

Protecting your business

Strategies to protect your business at each stage of the attack

Prioritising solutions for your business 


Strategy for protecting your business

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Module 5

Response and recovery

Incident management

Managing disclosure


Incident response plan

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Module 6

What's next

Project reflection with peers

Tap into industry experts

Future exploration on emerging trends




Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is an American multinational cybersecurity company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Its core products are a platform that includes advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security.

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National Australia Bank is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers

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